Nine out of ten car thieves are not caught as the number of vehicles stolen increases – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 7th, 2018 in news, police, statistics, theft by tracey

‘Some of the country’s largest police forces are failing to identify suspects in more than 90 per cent of car thefts, as critics claim criminals no longer fear being caught.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2018

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Police payout review ‘unfair on sex pest doctor’s victims’ – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2018 in compensation, complaints, doctors, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘A police force tried to reduce payouts to injured officers who had been examined during recruitment by a sex pest doctor, in an attempt to save money, the BBC has learned.
An investigation into Dr Reginald Bunting, a chief medical officer at Avon and Somerset Police, found he conducted unacceptable examinations. Victims say they were unfairly targeted when the force reviewed payouts. The force said the claims were “without merit”. A review into payouts to officers who had been forced to retire through injury while on duty was launched in 2013.’

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BBC News, 6th September 2018

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Police officer who Tasered force’s race relations adviser in face cleared of misconduct – The Independent

Posted September 6th, 2018 in assault, disciplinary procedures, news, police, weapons by tracey

‘A police officer who Tasered her force’s own race relations adviser in the face in a case of mistaken identity has been cleared of gross misconduct.’

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The Independent, 5th September 2018

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Three police forces will test eyesight of all drivers stopped – BBC News

Posted September 3rd, 2018 in health, news, police, road safety, road traffic by sally

‘Drivers who fail to read a number plate from 20m (65ft) away when stopped by police will have their licences revoked immediately in a new crackdown.’

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BBC News, 3rd September 2018

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Armed police fear impact of new colour blindness rules – The Gaurdian

Posted September 3rd, 2018 in firearms, news, police by sally

‘Hundreds of firearms officers may have to lay down their weapons because of new rules designed to detect those who have problems with colour vision, says the organisation representing them.’

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2018

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The QOCS regime and ‘mixed’ police claims – UK Police Law Blog

Posted August 31st, 2018 in civil procedure rules, costs, news, personal injuries, police by tracey

‘The High Court has held in Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v Brown [2018] EWHC 2046 (Admin) that qualified one-way costs shifting (“QOCS”) protection does not apply automatically in proceedings where a claimant is advancing both a claim for damages for personal injury and a claim other than a claim for damages for personal injury (a “mixed claim”).’

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UK Police Law Blog, 28th August 2018

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Children: Public Law Update (August 2018) – Family Law Week

‘John Tughan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent, important Children Public Law cases.’

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Family Law Week, 15th August 2018

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Met police sergeant cleared over strip search of academic – The Guardian

Posted August 31st, 2018 in complaints, detention, disciplinary procedures, judicial review, news, police by tracey

‘A Metropolitan police officer who ordered the strip search of an academic, in part because she would not disclose her name while in detention, has been cleared by a disciplinary panel.’

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The Guardian, 30th August 2018

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‘Overstretched’ police not properly monitoring paedophiles and sex offenders in Merseyside, watchdog finds – The Independent

Posted August 31st, 2018 in news, police, sexual grooming, sexual offences prevention orders by tracey

‘High-risk paedophiles and sex offenders are not being properly monitored by “seriously overstretched” police in Merseyside, a watchdog has found. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMICFRS) found a backlog of almost 100 overdue visits to registered sex offenders and said neighbourhood officers do not even know where they live in some cases because of poor communication.’

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The Independent, 31st August 2018

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Could Stephen Port have been stopped? Questions haunt victims’ families – The Guardian

Posted August 28th, 2018 in drug abuse, murder, news, police, rape, recidivists, violent offenders by sally

‘Family of Jack Taylor, 25, the serial killer’s final victim, describe the agony of the case.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2018

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Officer to face hearing over stun gun shooting of race relations adviser – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2018 in disciplinary procedures, news, police, weapons by sally

‘A police officer is to face a misconduct hearing for shooting a race relations adviser in the face with a stun gun claiming she mistook him for a man wanted on drugs charges.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2018

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CPS drops all charges against former Hillsborough officer – The Guardian

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has dropped all criminal charges against Sir Norman Bettison relating to his conduct as a South Yorkshire police chief inspector in the force’s response to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2018

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New police rules for female detainees on periods – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2018 in detention, news, police, women by sally

‘New guidelines for how police treat female detainees with their periods have been proposed by the Home Office.’

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BBC News, 21st August 2018

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Met police deny looser background checks put people in danger – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2018 in criminal records, delay, London, news, police, vetting by sally

‘The Metropolitan police have rejected claims that the force put children and vulnerable adults in danger by reportedly relaxing its vetting system for thousands of people.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2018

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Files shed light on alleged efforts to hide 1970s police corruption – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2018 in archives, corruption, documents, London, news, police by sally

‘Documents retained by a senior detective involved in one of Britain’s biggest police corruption inquiries have shed light on how efforts were allegedly made to prevent the true scale of wrongdoing from coming to light.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2018

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BBC seeks review of laws on reporting criminal investigations – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 17th, 2018 in BBC, media, news, police, privacy by sally

‘The BBC has called on the UK government to open a review of current laws governing the reporting of criminal investigations after deciding not to pursue an appeal against a recent privacy ruling in a case between it and the entertainer Sir Cliff Richard.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th August 2018

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‘Child spies’ must have an appropriate adult present at meetings – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2018 in children, codes of practice, informers, news, police by sally

‘Children being used as informants must have an appropriate adult present in meetings with the authorities, revised official guidance says.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2018

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Rashan Charles investigation finds officer’s failings were not deliberate – Independent Office for Police Conduct

‘An investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct into the incident in east London in July 2017 in which Rashan Charles died has found that the performance of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officer who restrained Mr Charles fell short of expected standards.’

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Independent Office for Police Conduct, 15th August 2018

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Stephen Port murders: police watchdog completes report – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2018 in murder, news, police, rape, reports by sally

‘A police watchdog investigation into four murders by the serial killer Stephen Port, who drugged and raped young men before dumping their bodies near his home in Barking, east London, has been completed and its findings will be given to the victims’ families ahead of a full inquest.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2018

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Inadequate police disclosure in care proceedings – Family Law

Posted August 10th, 2018 in care orders, disclosure, news, police by sally

‘Following A Local Government v A and others [2018] EWHC 1819 (Fam), a hearing involving the death of a baby in suspicious circumstances, Gemma Taylor QC at 42 Bedford Row and Samantha Bowcock at 15 Winckley Square Chambers, stress the importance of disclosure of relevant material in care proceedings and examine the steps that police and local authorities should take in order to avoid compromising a case.’

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Family Law, 8th August 2018

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk